Sometimes we forget that when we say “I love you” to someone, it is life changing. It affirms and confirms what you feel and what will hopefully be reciprocated. But love can be two-faced and effacing.
“Postpartum depression is still surrounded by stigma and shame is often directed at mothers. Horan does not shy away from sharing this darker side of motherhood…”
If life is lived, vicariously, through dreamscapes and if the moon hotel’s bellhop is “trolleying [the moon’s] baggage on a brass birdcage cart,” then we are destined to hold the weight of the universe on our backs.
Directness is difficult. It’s not easy to be bluntly-gentle. But that is exactly what Whiteside has done in his newest collection of poems from Bull City Press.
POWER OF POETRY #35: “Facts/Dreams” – Matthew Mayfield: “….I strive to be that ONE person who keeps you closer to Life and one step away from the trigger.”
REVIEW: UNMONSTROUS – JOHN ALLEN TAYLOR (YesYes Books):
It’s rare to read a piece that so beautifully captures the anger, emotions, beauty, and need for survival while trying to navigate all the evils of the child-to-adult journey.
Power of Grief – Kieran Collier I. My mother passed when I was 14. I […]
I untouch you and move headfirst into the couches of this unholy season I read. A lot. There […]
24 Hours by Matthew Dickman I went to my mother and asked her to stop talking. I went […]
Nothing To Do With Me by Sarah Xerta “Poets are some of the emptiest people I know […]
THE POWER OF POETRY By Blythe Baird The first time I was exposed to spoken word poetry, […]
Sprinkle my ashes across the north side of Chicago & the surrounding suburbs. the south side has […]
To say I hate you would imply a world in which I kissed more than your […]
“She told me that she bought the ring in San Francisco at an outdoor market. I like […]
If I string the night between two fence posts, one side heaven and one side hell, […]
From “A Letter From My Well-Adjusted Adult Self (Whenever That Will Be) To My Current Mid-Twenties Self” To […]
We are made and unmade by those we love: expectant white backdrop against which shots are […]
From “Stadium” ….I am not diminished but rearranging how I see. In my head, I’m humming Foo Fighters’ […]
from “Fairy Tale” She was just beginning to get her wings back when she hit a rock and crashed […]
from “Crown” In this photograph, I am a girl child. My thoughts come out in my hands […]
“An awful silence reigned throughout those subterraneous regions,” Just be yourself is not such good advice. In […]
from Petocha Virginity is $$$ in a vintage velvet pouch Touch her if you can for virginity […]
It’s Just So Strange He used to love me, and now he’s just a stranger who happens […]